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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

St. Cloud Hospital Dietetic Internship Program

The St. Cloud Hospital Dietetic Internship Program is diverse and fast-paced with a special focus on medical nutrition therapy.

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Program Location

St. Cloud is located 65 miles northwest of Minneapolis with a population of 67,109, making it Minnesota's tenth largest city. St. Cloud Hospital is located on the Mississippi River in Central Minnesota. It is a Catholic-affiliated, not-for-profit institution and part of the CentraCare Health System. The hospital has more than 5,000 employees, 400 physicians and 1,200 volunteers. It serves 690,000 people in a 12-county area.

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Program Quick Facts
Program Length: 9 months (Full Time), 14 months (Part Time)
Class Size: Up to 10 per year
• Spring Match: Up to 10 interns, which may include eight full time MNT interns and two part time MNT interns.
• Fall Match: We are no longer participating in Fall Match.
Program Concentration: Medical Nutrition Therapy or Community Nutrition
Graduate Credit Provided? No
Prior Learning Credits Accepted? Yes
D&D Matching Code: Full Time MNT: 784, Part Time MNT: 787
Application Fee: $50 (please see Requirements & Matching Details)

The St. Cloud Hospital Dietetic Internship is a stand-alone program that provides supervised practice experiences to meet eligibility requirements for program graduates to take the CDR registration examination for dietitians.

This program has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) for the 2020-2028 period.

Mailing Address:
120 Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL, 60606
Phone: 312-899-5400

Testimonials From Previous Interns

I feel like after completing this internship, I am ready to become an entry level dietitian. This internship not only helped give me the extra knowledge I need, but helped me gain the extra confidence I need to be successful in a career."

I felt well-guided throughout the program and the organization was great."

I liked the variety of experiences that I got through my rotations, as well as the variety of preceptors."

"I always felt like the dietitians treated me with respect and trusted me to do the job well."

"I feel extremely prepared to be an entry-level dietitian! I was exposed to such a great variety of rotations, setting and preceptors that I feel I could hop into any field and do just fine. There were so many hands-on opportunities, which definitely will help my confidence as I move forward."

“I loved how we had rotations in separate areas so we knew what to prepare for and focus on for those couple weeks. Smaller hospitals don’t have the ability to break up into units, and I think that was a huge advantage for us!”

“The St. Cloud Hospital DI Program has amazing preceptors that are patient, kind and genuinely care about taking the time to mold you into the future RD that you will become. The variety and strength of the dietetic rotations provided throughout the program are invaluable as you prepare to enter your career in dietetics.”

“The wide variety of rotations that SCH DI Program has to offer has been so great to be able to dip my toes into each area of dietetics and help guide me in the direction and area where I feel is meant to be.”

“I am SO very thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this internship and to have such wonderful preceptors. I feel like I have learned so much in the last year and appreciate the encouragement from each dietitian to be confident and trust what I know.”

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